DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 19 June 2012. OCLC, the world's leading library service and research organization, based in Dublin, Ohio, has been named among Computerworld's "Best Places to Work in IT."
It is the seventh consecutive year OCLC has been selected as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals. This honor is part of the IT publication's annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which is published in the June 18 issue of Computerworld and available online at Computerworld.com.
OCLC placed at number 74 on the 2012 list, and was 10th in the Small Companies category of less than 2,500 employees.
"It is an honor for OCLC to be recognized by Computerworld as one of the Best Places to work in IT for a seventh consecutive year," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO. "Our IT staff in eight engineering centers around the world share not only a global development platform, but a commitment to OCLC's public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing costs for libraries. We will continue to work hard at making OCLC a great place for innovation and global teamwork for all staff."
Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.
Based in Dublin, Ohio, OCLC is a nonprofit library service and research organization that provides computer-based cataloging, reference, resource sharing, preservation, library management and Web services to thousands of libraries around the world. OCLC and its member libraries worldwide have created and maintain WorldCat, the world's richest online resource for finding library materials.
In May, OCLC was also named among the Best Employers in Ohio for the fourth consecutive year.
To see the full list of "Best Places to Work in Information Technology," visit the Computerworld Web site www.computerworld.com/.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.